‘The Angry Black Girl And Her Monster’ Trailer Reimagines ‘Frankenstein’ for 2023

A stunning reimagining of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, writer and director Bomani J. Story makes his feature film debut with the new horror movie The Angry Black Girl And Her Monster, coming to life in theaters this month.

The film presents the classic literary horror story filmed through a modern lens. Death is ever present in Vicaria’s world of violence, police brutality, and substance abuse, and after watching her mother and brother succumb, she’s had enough. Vicaria sets out to put an end to all this death… by bringing the dead back to life, all in the trues spirit of one infamous doctor, Victor Frankenstein.

The official synopsis: Vicaria is a brilliant teenager who believes death is a disease that can be cured. After the brutal and sudden murder of her brother, she embarks on a dangerous journey to bring him back to life. Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, The Angry Black Girl And Her Monster thematically challenges our ideas of life and death. 

Laya DeLeon Hayes (The Equalizer, Doc McStuffins) stars as Vicaria, along with Denzel Whitaker (The Great Debaters) and Chad L. Coleman (The Walking Dead).

Having World Premiered at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival, The Angry Black Girl And Her Monster undeniably pushes boundaries while breaking down barriers in the film industry and the horror genre space. Previously, Story wrote the feature Rock Steady Row, which World Premiered at the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury and Audience Award for Best Feature Film.

The Angry Black Girl And Her Monster opens in theaters on June 9.

You can watch the official trailer below, and look for our exclusive interview with writer/director Bomani J. Story premiering on Monday, June 5.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.

‘The Angry Black Girl And Her Monster’ Trailer Reimagines ‘Frankenstein’ for 2023